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SOME PINK CLOUDS FOR Y'ALL!
After trying out @eyemakepizza 's Lemon Basil Ice Cream, I got inspired to do a bit of a different ice cream myself.
I knew I wanted to make something with FLV Rose Essence and FLV Lychee. Pairing them with raspberry felt compelling, and once I tried it, it didn't dissapoint. I felt that I wanted to have the raspberry "just there", to bring that sweet yummyness without taking over. The rose is definitley the star here, even if the flavor in itself is pretty light, it makes the recipe very smooth. The lychee can easily get funky if you use it too high, but here I think it pairs great with the raspberry to make it more of a nondescript berry sweetness, while also adding a body to it, something that the rose is lacking.
I can see how this recipe might frighten some people when they see all the floral flavors, but honestly, if you like berries and cream kind of vapes, you'll like this. Rose Essence is very light and when I vape this it feels like I'm puffing on pink clouds.
LB Vanilla Ice Cream is pretty much the gold standard lately when you're making an ice cream (imo). Great mouthfeel that you want an ice cream to have, and a perfect balance between the sweet and eggy notes. 3% felt perfect for this, considering the other ingredients that are a bit on the lighter side.
TFA Vanilla Swirl is just a perfect match for LB VIC, since it's light on the body but has an amazing sweetness and vanilla note to it. There's a good reason why these two flavors are used so much together, they're just a match made in heaven.
CAP Hibiscus is a very versatile flavor, and is perfect to use as sweetener for berries & florals. It's not used for flavor here, but rather to add some extra sweetness, while acting as bridge between the creams and the florals. Thanks to @apexified for this suggestion!
INW Raspberry is hands down my favourite raspberry flavor, and one of the best berry flavors out there. It can be a bully and it can become wierd if used too high. At 0.5% it is slightly muted by the vanilla swirl, and just adds a touch of that amazing raspberry flavor that pairs extremely well with both the lychee and rose.
FLV Lychee is very sweet, has a great body to it, and also some funky floral notes that I just love. This can be hard to work with, if you use it higher it will become too funky, but here at 0.5% it adds a nice sweet body, while acting as a bridge between the sweet raspberry and light floral rose.
FLV Rose Essence .. it feels wierd to say that the rose is the star here, but it is. It's such a "light" flavor with a nonexistant body, but with the ice cream base, and the sweet berry/lychee body it adds that final touch to it, a very pleasant "calm" and fresh feel to the mix.
This is a collaborative creation by DEVELOPED: NaChef, Max Savage, Graham, Folkart, and Fresh03.
This is our version of a sticky sweet 7-11 style peach slurpee. If you want it to be extra sticky, increase the CAP Sweet Candy to 1.5%, enjoy ;) . Fulll Development Notes at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=med--5ncOgg .
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VT-Bilberry Ripe-(1%)-The minute I smelled this one I knew this was it!! I used this to boost the "blueness" in the recipe.
TPA-Blackberry-(0.15%)-***Be careful with this one do not over use it is very potent* **I used the Blackberry as the main blue note because I pick up some florals out of it ,which sings with the hibiscus beautifully. (The blackberry has a tendency to stick to whatever you put it on)
TPA-Hibiscus-(1.5%)-Big Shout out to Edible Malfunction for pointing me toward this hibiscus and away from FLV, compared to how the FLV was making this mix taste like i was eating the stem with everything this work a lot better but can be perfumery at high %(Not Saying FLV is bad but for this mix for me it just didnt work)
LA-Lemonade-(2.25%)-This is my Lemonade base to provide that tartness I need to counter all the sweetness in this recipe.
CAP-Hibiscus-(1%)-Serves dual functions as an accent to the TPA hibiscus and an emulsifier to help everything blend.
TPA-Strawberry Ripe-(1%)-helps make everything pop and bring some sweetness to the party.
EDIT: Added- VT Yellow Passion Fruit-(0.5%)- to give it more of a tropical body (did experiment with FLV Boysenberry, FA Passion Fruit , VT Passion Fruit and FLV Passionfruit) Felt like this one fit the best and joined with the florals,
FWIW I feel like this capture the drink perfectly if there is anything u guys think i can sub to make it better etc. please lmk =]
I used 2 drops TPA Sweet & Tart per 30 ml and 1 drop cap super sweet per 30 ml you can add WS-23 to your liking hope you enjoy as much as I did working on it then finally getting it the way i wanted
Starbucks Drink Inspiration- https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/refreshers/very-berry-hibiscus-lemonade-starbucks-refreshers-beverage
My attempt at creating one of those recipes that changes it's flavor profile depending on how you vape it. Wattage, airflow, and hardware will dictate the specific nuances of this recipe that will be apparent.
FW BEETLE JUICE / VT FIZZY SHERBET - Holy shit, what a combination. If you want something strange, balanced, and indescribable, this mix of flavors creates something beautiful. The Beetle Juice at 2% is giving just the right amount of "fuck everything, throw all the fruits in the bottle" base. There's enough body for this to work on it's own. Adding Fizzy Sherbet at 3% gives us added candy, added brightness, and the right amount of fizzy suggestion to make something awesome. Removing TPA Dragonfruit helps let these two flavors shine, without muting any of those "tip of the tongue" flavors that you know exist, but can't quite define.
TPA GRAPE JUICE / CAP HIBISCUS - I knew I still wanted that back end exhale of grape candy, and letting these two flavors play together gives us just that. The hibiscus is working nicely to add a blend of red sweetness to the mix overall, while preventing the grape from overpowering that exhale. Here, we get the suggestion of a grape exhale, but the candies from the body and inhale still dance on the tongue, only giving the grape enough spotlight for you to know it's there. TPA Grape Juice is a great flavor, but it's finicky. Be careful, high percentages are great to create a strong grape profile from the jump, but when you go low with it, you can truly force it into the background. 0.75% is perfect in this application, but I'd suggest going to 0.5% or lower if you are playing with some more subtle flavors.
FA OBA OBA - While removing all dragonfruits from the mix, we now allow Oba Oba to truly do it's thing. The citrus notes from this flavor play nicely with the tropical parts of Fizzy Sherbet, while adding some brightness and punch to the Beetle Juice. Also, that suggestion of chewy candy that Oba Oba has really helps prevent this mix from being a beverage, but doesn't stand out enough to TRULY be a chewy candy profile. More ambiguity, more success.
FA LIME TAHITY COLD PRESS / FLV PINK GUAVA - If you haven't tried pushing FA LTCP to higher percentages, please give it a try sometime. You get some nice lime flavor, but it doesn't assault your tastebuds like using a few drops of INW Lime. There is some great suggestions of bitter lime zest, but overall, you're getting a sweet lime candy. Finally, I thought that adding a small amount of FLV Pink Guava would just really awaken this mix, and it does. I've had trouble using this flavor in the past, it tends to just make everything muted and you only get this smack to the face of guava. But here, in low percentages, you know it's there without only tasting it. I've noted it's more potent in the beginning of the experience, but steps down as soon as you get a full inhale. So it's brightening up all those ambiguous fruit notes quite nicely, while also creating a subtle bitterness on the exhale to reset your palate on long sessions with this recipe.
Vaping this mix at lower wattage gives the Beetle Juice a lot more room to shine, where the overall profile feels more like a rainbow sherbet mix, sans the true ice cream mouthfeel. It's fruity and sweet, with just the right amount of brightness. Vaping it higher accentuates the Pink Guava, bringing out more tropical notes from the Fizzy Sherbet and LTCP. When you close off the airflow a bit, you pick up more of the berry nuances, pink guava on the back of the tongue, and grape exhale. Wide open airflow is like a tropical fruit juice with pop rocks hidden in the mix.
I think this was a success. Now, I'm very fucking tired. But here we are. Hopefully, my insanity will bring you some benefit. I hope you enjoy this mix, but if you don't that's cool too. This is Amorphous, an attempt at my more recent "white whale" of creating a strange mix that changes as you vape, and never truly gives up it's identity. For me, it feels like a 90% success. If I go back to this, I will try to add a bit more potency to the flavor, as a whole. But for now, it's quite strong, changes like I want based on vaping specifications, and is one of my favorite mixes of 2019.
This is a collaborative creation by DEVELOPED: NaChef, AlfredPudding, Max Savage, Graham, folkart, and ID10-T .
This recipe is our version of a watermelon, lime, frozen popsicle. We were going for something fresh, crisp, and cold, and I think we hit the mark. Full Development Notes on DEVELOPED Ep. 19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0xfpUui5U
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"THE LAST DRAGON"
Based on Jamaican Sorrel Drink(which I make weekly!), this spicy & cool drink was only fitting to honor the exquisiteness of our beloved Drogon.
These are all the ingredients of the delicious & unique Christmas-time Jamaican Sorrel Drink.
Traditional Jamaican Sorrel uses actual Jamaican Sorrel(their native hibiscus) which can be purchased in any shop that sells Jamaican products. There is very little difference in flavor between American & Jamaican hibiscus in my opinion. The American type is much easier and cheaper to get ahold of.
Occasionally, I will add about 1/8 cup of Jamaican Rhum to mine(also traditional in Jamaican culture). I did not add it here, because frankly-I add so little that I can barely even taste it(I've never really enjoyed the effects of alcohol).
In the real life recipe that I will include after all my notes, I include rum measurement.
FLV LIME WEDGE is the ONLY freshly 'chopped' lime flavoring that compares to the real thing. Lime Cold Pressed, etc., does NOT mimic the taste of fresh chopped lime with these particular concentrates. Sorry. This flavoring is potent as hell, so one 15ml(or 10ml) bottle will likely last you at least a year!
CAP HIBISCUS was the only match for the flavor of dried Hibiscus buds that I usually order from Nuts(dot)com. I am only mentioning that site because it's the best bargain if you want to make the real life recipe. I've tried all other concentrates and they were pretty nasty here.
For my cracked pimento(called 'allspice' here in the States), I utilized CAP PUMPKIN PIE SPICE. TFA's version didn't even compare. I also buy my whole pimentos from Nuts(dot)com and crack them myself. Our powdered allspice in the supermarkets is pitiful in comparison.
I used only 1 drop of **FLV RICH CINNAMON per 20-30ml eliquid here. You don't want it to overpower anything...but you definitely want it flexing its' muscle.
VT GINGER ROOT is the key to getting this just right. In the real drink, I use anywhere from 1/4-1/3 cup of fresh peeled ginger root(depending on how much bite I want my sorrel to have). VT's version of Ginger Root is the most accurate. I even went as far as purchasing NF's ginger to try out(it was very close...but not a perfect fit & had an indescribable off note when mixed with these specific concentrates). And again...if you are making the real life recipe below? Powdered Ginger from your spice rack will not work. At all. Just don't do it.
WS-23 is not listed in the above recipe but was used at 2 drops per 20-30ml eliquid.
FLV SWEETNESS was used at a high 1.25% to mimic the sugar syrup added to sorrel drink.
STEEP:SNV-3 DAYS(I usually SNV it)
As always, I humbly ask that you don't produce this for commercial gain, as it was shared in good faith. And if you like this please rate it. Your ratings are the only way us mixers know if we are doing a good job or not. Thanks so much & enjoy!
I will include the recipe for this delicious drink below for anyone that wants to try it out. With the real drink, the longer you steep-the stronger the hibiscus flavor. I usually steep mine anywhere from 4 hours to 24 hours(it depends on my level of patience!).
Jamaican Sorrel Drink:
•2 cups Dried Hibiscus Flowers
•1 finely chopped peeled fresh lime(I pulse mine in a food processor)
•1/4-1/3 cup fresh ginger(peeled), chopped fine(I pulse with a food processor)
•1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar or 1 cinnamon stick
•4-6 Cracked Pimento(I usually place between paper towels and give them one good whack with a hammer. You dont want them crushed, like allspice powder--you just want to crack them open. These babies are potent).
•2 cups white sugar.
•2 cups of water
•10 cups water
•a fine sieve
•OPTIONAL: 1/8-1/4 cup Jamaican Rhum
Place dried hibiscus flowers, ginger, lime, cinnamon sugar & allspice in large bowl or large pot & set aside.
In one small pot, bring 2 cups of water & 2 cups of sugar to a boil and remove from heat. Allow this to cool. It will be a thick sugar syrup.
In large pot, bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Pour over hibiscus flower mixture and allow to steep at least 4 hours(if steeping overnight, place in refrigerator).
After steeped to your preference, stir sugar syrup(this is also when I add my rum) into mixture. Final mixture must be run through a fine sieve before being poured into a 1 gallon pitcher and chilled. A regular strainer will not work. If you can't wait until your sorrel drink gets cold(like me), serve over ice. I generally make mine at night, so I can enjoy a glass over ice before bed, knowing that by morning, my pitcher in the fridge will be perfectly chilled with no need of added ice cubes.
Trust me...you have never tried any drink like this. It is highly addictive!!
This is the best tea recipe I have made or vaped so far, and while I have been trying to make good tea recipes for years, it is only possible thanks to TPA Sweet Tea and the incredible line of teas from Flavorah.
TPA Sweet Tea: It is not a perfect black tea but it is (FMPOV) the best we have and since it is sweet, icy and there is a subtle lemon note in the background, it is ideal for this application
CAP Hibiscus: I am a big fan of this flavor and its versatility. Here it brings the main note, with a distinct tropical floral note, sweet and not as aggressive as FLV Hibiscus. It also provides a full mouthfeel that imitates the syrup sweetener they use in Starbucks.
FLV Lemon Tea: For me this is not black tea with lemon, but more like lemons boiled with tea. The lemon note is bright and upfront and not too sweet or candied. The tea note is almost infused in the lemon flavor, making it easy to blend in this mix.